Advantus Capital Management Has Upped Ball (BLL) Holding; W R Berkley (WRB) SI Increased By 2.07%

December 6, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

W R Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) had an increase of 2.07% in short interest. WRB’s SI was 4.37M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 2.07% from 4.28M shares previously. With 417,200 avg volume, 11 days are for W R Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)’s short sellers to cover WRB’s short positions. The SI to W R Berkley Corporation’s float is 4.15%. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $69.74. About 49,913 shares traded. W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) has risen 22.62% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.92% the S&P500.

Advantus Capital Management Inc increased Ball Corp (BLL) stake by 100.7% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Advantus Capital Management Inc acquired 17,617 shares as Ball Corp (BLL)’s stock rose 9.29%. The Advantus Capital Management Inc holds 35,112 shares with $1.48M value, up from 17,495 last quarter. Ball Corp now has $14.31 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $40.87. About 204,095 shares traded. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has risen 12.13% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $869,329 activity. $869,329 worth of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) was sold by Pauley Lisa Ann.

Advantus Capital Management Inc decreased Pinnacle West Capital Corp (NYSE:PNW) stake by 5,787 shares to 11,181 valued at $952,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Udr Inc (NYSE:UDR) stake by 103,448 shares and now owns 674,260 shares. Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:SPG) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.64 in Q2 2017. Its up 6.58, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 38 investors sold BLL shares while 9 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 585.36 million shares or 303.31% more from 145.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Fjarde Ap reported 0.07% stake. 224,102 were reported by Pioneer Investment Management Incorporated. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). British Columbia Management has 0.06% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 179,730 shares. Palisade Asset Mngmt Llc reported 209,134 shares. Gulf Int Bank & Trust (Uk) Ltd reported 101,512 shares stake. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt System stated it has 26,011 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru And Corporation accumulated 671,853 shares. Pnc Fincl Group Incorporated stated it has 199,961 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.05% or 948,522 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & Com accumulated 0.01% or 2,300 shares. Invesco Limited has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Norinchukin Bancorporation The invested in 0.02% or 24,296 shares. Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd stated it has 10,590 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Rampart Investment Mgmt Lc stated it has 4,086 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings.

Among 14 analysts covering Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Ball Corporation had 34 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 19. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, March 31 by JP Morgan. Citigroup maintained the shares of BLL in report on Friday, August 5 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 3. The stock has “Hold” rating by Vertical Research on Friday, August 5. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, July 29. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, December 9. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, August 25.

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